Who Does Dental Implants?

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Are you tired of dealing with the discomfort and inconvenience of missing teeth? Dental implants are the perfect solution for restoring your smile and regaining confidence.

But who are the experts that specialize in placing these life-changing implants?

Dentists specializing in dental implants are skilled and experienced dental professional who have undergone extensive training and education to ensure they can provide the highest care and precision.

These professionals have the knowledge and expertise to assess your unique dental needs and create a personalized treatment plan that suits you best. From the initial consultation to the final placement of the implants, these specialists are dedicated to giving you a natural-looking and long-lasting solution.

Don’t let missing teeth hold you back any longer; trust the experts in dental implant placement to transform your smile and improve your quality of life.

What are Dental Implants?

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Dental implants are titanium posts that are surgically placed into the jawbone to act as artificial tooth roots. These implants provide a strong foundation for replacement teeth or dental bridges. Unlike dentures, dental implants are permanent fixtures that look, feel, and function like natural teeth.

They are a popular and effective solution for individuals with missing teeth, as they restore the aesthetics of the smile and the ability to chew and speak properly.

The Procedure

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The dental implant procedure typically involves several steps.

  • First, the implant is placed into the jawbone, where it fuses with the bone over a period of a few months. This process, called osseointegration, ensures the implant is securely anchored in the jawbone.
  • Once the implant has fully integrated, an abutment is attached to it, which serves as a connector between the implant and the replacement tooth.
  • Finally, a custom-made crown or bridge is affixed to the abutment, completing the restoration.

The Advantages

Dental implants offer numerous benefits compared to other tooth replacement options.

  • They are designed to be long-lasting with proper care and maintenance.
  • They also help preserve the integrity of the jawbone as they stimulate bone growth and prevent bone loss, which can occur with missing teeth. A
  • Additionally, implants do not rely on adjacent teeth for support, unlike dental bridges, which can help preserve the natural structure of the remaining teeth.

Understanding The Different Types Of Dental Professionals Involved

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Placing dental implants requires a team of dental professionals with specialized expertise. Let’s take a closer look at the different types of dental professionals involved in the implant placement process:


Oral and maxillofacial surgeons are dental specialists who have undergone extensive training beyond dental school. They specialize in performing surgical procedures on the mouth, jaw, and face. Oral surgeons are typically responsible for the surgical placement of dental implants.

They have the knowledge and skills to ensure precise placement of the implants into the jawbone, taking into account factors such as bone density and overall oral health.

Surgeons may also perform additional procedures, such as bone grafting or sinus lifts, if necessary to enhance the success of the implant procedure.


Prosthodontists are experts in the restoration and replacement of teeth. They specialize in creating and fitting prosthetic devices such as crowns, bridges, and dentures.

Prosthodontists play a crucial role in the dental implant process by designing and placing the replacement teeth on the implants. They ensure that the prosthetic teeth match the natural teeth in color, shape, and function, providing a seamless and natural-looking result.

Prosthodontists work closely with the oral surgeon to coordinate the implant placement and subsequent restoration.


Periodontists are dental specialists who focus on the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of gum diseases and conditions affecting the supporting structures of the teeth. They play a vital role in dental implant procedures, as they evaluate the health of the gums and jawbone to determine if any periodontal treatments are required before or after implant placement.

Periodontists may perform procedures such as gum grafting or bone regeneration to enhance the success and longevity of the implants. They also provide ongoing care and maintenance of the implants to ensure their continued health.


Endodontists specialize in diagnosing and treating diseases and injuries that affect the dental pulp and root canals of teeth. While they are not directly involved in the placement of dental implants, their expertise is valuable in cases where the natural tooth needs to be treated or saved before or after implant placement.

Endodontists can perform root canal treatments or other endodontic procedures to preserve the natural tooth structure and support the overall success of implant restoration.


Orthodontists are dental specialists who focus on aligning and positioning teeth and jaws. While they are not directly involved in the surgical placement of dental implants, their expertise may be required in certain cases.

Orthodontic treatment, such as braces or clear aligners, may be necessary to create sufficient space or align the remaining teeth properly before implant placement. This ensures the implants can be positioned optimally for aesthetics and function.

Dental Implants At Addison Family Dentistry

At Addison Family Dentistry, we are proud to offer comprehensive dental implant services to our patients. Our team consists of highly skilled and experienced dental professionals who specialize in dental implant placement and restoration.

We understand the impact missing teeth can have on your quality of life, and we are dedicated to providing you with a personalized and effective solution.

Once the treatment plan is established, we will perform the implant placement surgery using the latest techniques and technology. We prioritize your comfort and safety, ensuring the procedure is as pain-free and efficient as possible.

Our team will provide you with detailed aftercare instructions and closely monitor your healing progress to ensure optimal outcomes.

Throughout the process, our entire team will work together to provide you with exceptional care and support. We understand that dental implant placement is a significant investment, and we are committed to delivering the highest level of precision and expertise.

Your satisfaction and well-being are our top priorities, and we will go above and beyond to ensure that you achieve the smile of your dreams.

Don’t hesitate to reach out to us today!


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Dental implants are a life-changing solution for individuals with missing teeth. The success of the implant procedure relies on the expertise and collaboration of different dental professionals.

Oral surgeons, prosthodontists, periodontists, endodontists, and orthodontists work together to ensure precise placement of the implants, the design and placement of the replacement teeth, and ongoing care and maintenance.

Don’t let missing teeth hold you back any longer; trust the experts in dental implant placement to transform your smile and improve your quality of life.

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